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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Teaser for Block #2 - It's a Wild Life BOM

I can't wait to share the block I designed for the
It's a Wild Life BOM.

Here's a teaser.

It's quilt block #2 for the BOM.

Stop by March 1st to pick up the block pattern.
It's free for the entire month of March.

We've been working hard to design a super fun quilt for 2018!

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy had the first pattern release for block #1.
If you hurry, you can pick the pattern up for free before the end of the month

In March, we will be doing simple piecing and raw edge applique.

So now is the time to get your supplies ready.

To applique, I use my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by Therm O Web,

You may need to get yours.  (hint, hint)

Join us for a "Wild" Life!
if you haven't already,
 join the
Facebook group
you can find it HERE.  

Let's get a little "WILD" together!

Following the designer's blogs, has it's perks.
You may get a sneak peek or two and maybe see the release before everyone else...

Just saying,

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Yellow by Design - Mellow Yellow - Project Quilting Season 9, Project 4

Mellow Yellow is the forth challenge of 
Project Quilting.

My entry is
Yellow by Design.

She announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

I very seldom use yellow and this challenge was truly a challenge.

I've been quilting for others on the longarm a lot lately and it came to me while I was finishing a king sized quilt, that maybe I could start with the quilting for this challenge and work backwards.
So that is what I did.

The first step was to load the fabric and batting on the machine.
This one actually has two layers between the white fabrics, cotton batting and fleece.
I wanted lots of good dimension.

This was great practice in placement with the preloaded designs on the Handi Quilter.

Once I had the quilting finished, I pulled out all the yellow fabric markers I had and started working on the placement of color.  
I've seen this on blogs before, but have never tried it myself.

I quilted a couple small practice pieces to play with before I tackled the challenge entry.

Here are some progress photos.

This was a lot of fun, but magnification helped to put the color in the little, tiny spots.

The back is still nice and white.

It really looks like it's been appliqued.
Can you imagine all those tiny pieces?

Don't tell my hubby, he is still amazed I finished this wonderful "appliqued" quilt in a week.
(kind of like the Rice Krispies commercial from long ago -mom with flour all over her face) 

Yellow by Design
Project Quilting Season 9, Challenge 4 - Mellow Yellow

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 11" x 11"
Fabric coloring and Computerized Longarm Quilting
Flanged binding

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
 Sunday, February 25th through Friday, March 2nd
by clicking 

This one is #74

Yellow is a happy color and it reminds me of sunshine.
Why I don't use it more - I have no idea.
Maybe I will add more of it from now on.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hunter's Star Table Runner

 Today, I finally get to share this finish.
I'm not so good with secret sewing.

This table runner is made with Fat Quarter Shop's newest pattern from their 
Classic and Vintage Series of patterns,

The Fat Quarter Shop asked if I would make one quilt block for the Hunter's Star Quilt Along, but once I started I couldn't stop.
I had so much fun and my pile continued to grow, but time didn't.

I stopped and made a 24" x 60" table runner from the pattern.

My fabrics are Manderley by Moda and the background is Kona in white
The binding is Kona in graphite.

Fat Quarter Shop's down loadable pattern is available for purchase. 
 Just click HERE

Fat Quarter Shop has a kit available and a YouTube video too.

I just love how this one is classic with a modern look.

This has been a fun journey and I love my new table runner.  

Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop for this opportunity to join the buzz about  your new pattern

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pieced and Appliqued Flannel Rag Quilt

 Flannel rag quilts are so soft and I love to make them for family and friends.
They are perfect for a beginner or an experienced quilter.

Today I'm over on Thermoweb's Blog to share this free pattern to make your own pieced and appliqued flannel rag quilt.

When Dear Stella introduced the Winter Cabin Flannel fabric, I knew right away it would be perfect for a cozy quilt in my cabin. It is the softest flannel fabric I have ever touched.
Can you say "butter"?

I used HeatnBond Soft Stretch Lite for the applique trees. 
 It stays soft and is perfect for flannel fabric.

But you can find out about that and all you need to make this Cozy Cabin Quilt
by clicking HERE.

Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Some years are better than others,
but when you get to see this beauty on Valentine's Day,
this one becomes the best!!

Lizzy Rose is one month old

and this Grammy is so in love.

Have a happy Valentine's Day!

I hope your day is full of love.

No stitching today, just some Grammy love.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Be You - Bold and Brave - Project Quilting Season 9, Project 3

Bold and Brave is the third challenge of 
Project Quilting.

My entry is
Be You.

She announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

I had such a hard time coming up with time and an idea for this challenge.
Then the saying Be bold, be brave, be you came to mind
just wouldn't get out of my head.

So I incorporated my love of quilting and my long career of hair styling
with little aspects of me.

Here's my picture process and some details.

I fused HeatnBond lite to the back of florals and cut them out.
I peeled off the backing paper and layed out my design
then I fused it all down to the backing fabric at once.

A few details like a cowboy hat, birds, Kansas City Chiefs.

Love Tula Pink fabrics for collage quilting.

The quilting from the back.
Can you say afro?  
Fro courtesy of Aurifil 50 wt #2620

Be You

Project Quilting Season 9, Challenge 3 - Bold and Brave

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 17" x 20"
Fusible Applique Collage, Machine stitched letters and face
Freemotion quilting on a domestic- by me

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
February 11 through Friday, February 16th
by clicking 

This one is #79

A reminder to always be you.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Put A LIttle Love In Your Quilt Day 4

and today is day 4 and the last day.
It's been so fun to see all the love and I've been so inspired.

My official post was Tuesday,
but I do have a quilt or two from past posts I've been sharing during the hop.
In fact, after looking back, I've made a lot of heart filled quilts.

Here is another one of my favorites:

I created this one for
called it 

I covered most of the details and the creative process for this quilt

It's been so much fun to hop again.

Check out the giveaway at
for the hop  and the prettiest quilt made with

You don't want to miss a single post from this heartfelt blog hop,
here is the full schedule:

February 5

February 6

February 7

February 8

Be sure to share your love by leaving these bloggers lovely comments if you can.